“Then he put his hands
on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.” (Luke 13:13)
easy, as long as your heart is towards God, even if you do not open your mouth you can
pray. Prayer is also a very difficult
thing, because many
times there are no results to prayer.
The so-called effective prayer does not refer to praise and worship towards God, or
but a prayer of supplication, which God would hear. How can our prayers be effective?
your need - we must first understand our own situation; if we have no relationship with God, He will not listen; because prayer is the privilege of the children of God, and also a way of communication between Father God and His people. If one refuses to repent of sins, his prayer is of no effect (Psalms 66:18). Because sin is a barrier between God and man. Also if there is no real need, then the
request is a waste of
God's grace, and
God will not listen
- throughout the Bible an effective pray comes out of pleading from crisis. God gives us plenty of wisdom and ability, to make right and logical decisions, however people prefer to do it themselves and
leave out God.
God wants to establish a permanent relationship between us and Him. When a crisis occurs, He allows it so that people
must rely on His help and return to Him. Therefore, when we cannot rely on own power to resolve difficulties, we naturally will earnestly call on God.
Praying according to God’s will in
we tend to think that prayer centers on ourselves; actually it does not, it should be centered on God. If we
rely on ourselves, we do not need
to pray. But when our heart is aligned with God's will, He will listen to our prayers and answer them. Therefore, prayers should be in accordance with the promises
in the Bible or as the Holy Spirit impresses us. God
receives all the glory – is the ultimate goal of prayer. It is not so that we can enjoy grace, but that God receives all the glory (John 17:1). If you are relying on our own in part, then God only receives
glory in part also. Therefore, we must wholly believe in God, because
He alone is Lord. It also showcases God's grace and power, so that others may turn towards God.